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Be a Girls Write Now Mentor: Apply by July 11!

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ORGANIZATION: Girls Write Now

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Girls Write Now

Are you interested in mentorship and breaking down barriers to resources for students from historically underserved communities? Girls Write Now (girlswritenow.org) is actively seeking mentors for our upcoming program year, which runs from September 2022 - June 2023! Our mentors are professional women and gender-expansive individuals working across a wide range of industries who utilize strong writing skills in their professions. Mentors work with mentees from systemically underserved communities in a structured one-to-one relationship guided by the Girls Write Now curriculum. Together, you produce original writing and/or hone college & career readiness skills with support from the Girls Write Now staff and community.

Join our dynamic, multi-generational community of writers and leaders and be matched with a mentor (age 25+) or a mentee (9th grade-up to age 24) to form a bond for life! For more than 20 years, our nationally award-winning programs have provided creative, critical and digital writing support, college readiness (100% of senior mentees go on to college-Harvard, Howard, Hunter and many more!), industry exposure through corporate networking events, internship and employment placement, personalized one-to-one mentoring, vibrant workshops, and extensive presentation and publication opportunities. We welcome all mentor and mentee candidates who are woman identifying, trans* or gender expansive.

5 Reasons to Be a Girls Write Now Mentor:

1. Form a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a woman-identifying, trans* or gender-expansive young adult, exploring and expanding your creative potentials together-often over a lifetime!
2. Expand and diversify your writing, communication and digital skills through comprehensive curricula that centers wellness and channels storytelling into change.
3. Receive professional development training and compassionate support from knowledgeable staff, expert advisors and seasoned mentors-including guidance around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, mental health and mentoring.
4. Develop your professional networks and access job, internship and writing opportunities, including connecting with companies across industries, from publishing to entertainment to finance and beyond.
5. Make friends, grow and create in community with hundreds of folks who are passionate about writing and making change just like you.

Early Deadline: June 27
Final Deadline: July 11

To learn more attend a Virtual Open House: girlswritenow.org/open-house/
To apply visit: girlswritenow.org/enroll/

If you have any questions about the application, feel free to reach out:
mentee@girlswritenow.org or mentor@girlswritenow.org

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Girls Write Now

Location:

247 W. 37th Street, Suite 1000, New York, NY 10018, US

Mission Statement

For 20 years, Girls Write Now has been a leader in the arts education space as the first writing and mentoring organization for girls. We match teen girls with women professional writers and media makers as their personal mentors. Our mentees -- over 95% girls of color and 90% high need -- publish in outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed, perform at Lincoln Center and the United Nations, and earn hundreds of Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 100% of Girls Write Now seniors go on to college. Girls Write Now has been distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation's top youth programs and twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York’s top ten nonprofits.

Description

The Girls Write Now program consists of three primary components: one-on-one mentoring sessions, monthly group workshops, and special events.

  • One-on-one Mentoring Sessions: At the start of the GWN school year, each participant (mentee) is assigned to a professional woman writer (mentor). Each mentor/mentee pair communicates one-to-one at least once a week by telephone, e-mail and/or in person. To spur creativity and writing, activities have included free book readings, plays, films, museum visits, and informal writing/editing sessions at coffee shops.
  • Group Writing Workshops: GWN organizes monthly group workshops that are led by mentors on a rotating basis. Each workshop focuses on a specific writing genre or theme not routinely found in the classroom. Capitalizing on their particular field of expertise, mentors have presented workshops on fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, memoir writing, journalism, and more. Themes span from social justice to race, gender, and religion. Throughout the workshop, mentees and mentors participate in a series of writing exercises, variously conducted in a solo, one-on-one, and small group format. There are also full group discussions and critiques.
  • Special Events: We sponsor a college and career seminar, a selection of group field trips, and a spring reading series featuring original works by our mentees and mentors.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations New York, NY 10018

(40.75532,-73.99329)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Visual Arts
  • Reading / Writing
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6h/month (September 2022 - June 2023)
  • We welcome all mentor and mentee candidates who are woman identifying, trans* or gender expansive.

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